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Mavi Guesthouse

Kutlugun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #228 of 778 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this hostel because of its location and excellent price. On arrival despite me having confused my booking slightly I was immediately made to feel at home. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I stayed in the 8 bed dorm which had a charming view of the Ayasofya mosque. The location is very good and within walking distance... More

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Padua, Italy
19 reviews 19 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely cheap, in a great location, with nice and very helpful owners! I recommend this place for long or short stayings.. maybe the breakfast is not so special, but still not bad. It is also pretty clean! Recommended!

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great night out! Ali was an excellent host! Would recommend future travellers! Keep an eye out for the pub-crawl. The people at the hostel were also very friendly. Always a fun-night guaranteed!!!!!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a £5/night hostel so set your expectations and you'll love it. The roof terrace has fantastic views of Hagia Sophia and the Bos. The facilities are very basic, but staff are superb, their knowledge is great. Location is unbeatable. Beds are clean and bug free.

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I booked the single room. The room was literally the smallest room I've ever seen at a hostel - there was no way my bags were even going to fit on the floor, the bed takes up 95% of the floor space. After I complained the owner (extremely begrudgingly) moved me to a double room, which was slightly bigger. The... More

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Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had a booking with another hotel in Istanbul in Taksim. After arriving in the middle of the night and driving around the city until 04:00 am we found out that our booking was cancelled and we have no place to sleep. We called the first place listed in our guidebook which was Mavi Guesthouse. They gave us their last... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

The 24 bed dorm is an actual joke. They beds are largely pushed together, there is absolutely no room for your bags, no plugs and no hot water. if you are a bit podgy you will struggle to fit down the side of the beds to get into yours. communal area is so tiny only about 10 people are able... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I stayed in the Mavi for 4 nights with my daughter. We both felt immediately at home with the manager (Ali) and his staff. The first night there, it was my daughter's birthday and the staff arranged for her to have a birthday cake. The Mavi may be a little outdated and in need of some minor cosmetics, but it... More

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Svendborg, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Well, it might be the same thing for every guesthouse/hostel/hotel in the world that they intend to make money, but I've never stayed in a place where it was more obvious before. By the time I went there, they had a promotion price on HostelBookers which was without breakfast, but every single time I saw people stepping in from the... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

the advantage of the guest house was the fact that it was reasonably cheap for its location.The staff were very friendly and helpful and it was a nice place to meet fellow back packers. However, the room wasn't great and it had bright light coming through the window all night. The shower and the toilet weren't cleaned in the 3... More

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Address: Kutlugun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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